1st Trimester Panel (Advanced + NIPT)

1st Trimester Panel (Advanced + NIPT) performs the tests mothers need in the first 3 months of pregnancy while adding in-depth tests, like NIPT, to provide detailed information on the mother and baby’s health.

– Sample Type: Blood | Urine.
– Age: Pregnant women in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
– Results: 10 days from when the laboratory receives the sample.
– Note: You must fast for at least 8 hours before the test.
– Test Conditions:– Gestational age at least 9 weeks | Single pregnancy (determined by ultrasound) | Pregnant women who have not had a bone marrow or organ transplant or had cancer.
(*) The test is not recommended when: Risk value with combined test > 1/50 | Nuchal translucency on ultrasound (NT) > 3.5mm | Abnormal ultrasound | Twins or aborted twins.



1. Overview of First Trimester Test Panel (Advanced + NIPT)

The first 3 months of pregnancy (1st trimester) are challenging for pregnant women. They have to face physical and mental changes and health risks such as changes in sugar levels or anemia.

First Trimester Test Panel (Advanced + NIPT) provides 4 essential tests for the 1st trimester, plus additional in-depth tests to help expectant mothers monitor and understand their health. This panel enables the early detection of abnormalities in the mother and screens for the risk of defects in the baby.

2. Which Tests Will You Take in the 1st Trimester Panel (Advanced + NIPT)?

The test package deploys 8 tests necessary in the first trimester, including:

– Complete blood count (CBC): This is the core test that the mother needs to undergo. Based on a blood sample, the doctor checks for anemia and determines if Rh+ or Rh- to detect any incompatibility in the mother-infant agreement and perform an overall health assessment.

– NIPT test: This non-invasive test analyzes small pieces of DNA (coming from maternal and placental cells) and helps to detect certain genetic abnormalities early but without harming the unborn baby.

The NIPT test guarantees an accuracy of up to 80-85% with just one run in the 1st trimester and no requirement for retesting in subsequent trimesters.

– Urinalysis: Test results from urine biochemistry will help doctors detect kidney diseases or urinary tract infections (causing burning sensations or blood in urine) and provide timely and effective treatment.

Fasting glucose: During pregnancy, you must produce 3 times more insulin than usual to stabilize blood sugar (glucose) levels. If the insulin is insufficient, the sugar levels will cause clogging, leading to diabetes.

The mother needs to perform a gestational diabetes test to protect her health and ensure the baby is born without hypoglycemia due to the risk of coma or brain damage.

Ferritin test | Serum iron: Helps check for anemia and iron deficiency in the mother – often the cause of weakness, paleness, or fatigue. Especially common when insufficient oxygen is supplied to the mother and her baby.

– Folic acid test | vitamin B12: Lack of folic acid and vitamin B12 leads to neural tube defects in fetuses and children with cleft palate or spina bifida. Tests are performed to help diagnose and treat the disease at an early stage.

3. Why Test At Diag Laboratories?

Come to Diag Laboratories – Testing Center, present for more than 20 years in Vietnam, where you will experience a smooth testing process with outstanding facilities such as:

– State-of-the-art analytical equipment systems such as Alinity (Abbott) and Cobas 8000 (Roche) with certified chemicals to bring fast, absolute results.

– Certificates of test quality such as ISO 15189 and EQAb.

– A wide variety of tests to meet the needs of patients. Diag uses modern vacuum blood collection techniques that limit pain and reduce the risk of rupturing veins or red blood cells.

– If you are far away from our centers or busy with work, Diag Laboratories offers a home sampling service. Your sample will be taken at home, and you can track your information online before receiving your results via SMS.

1st Trimester Panel (Advanced + NIPT) provides in-depth testing for the first trimester to help mom and baby stay well-tested and monitored. Do not hesitate to call the hotline at 1900 1717 to receive advice from Diag staff and make an appointment as soon as possible.



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